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    John, As this is not a quiz A+M There has been an accident i need the assistance of a doctor immediately.
    N+C I am in distress and require immediate assistance, Terry.
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    #10 They are supposed to be idiot proof Ted. But there you go. JS.
    #11 Just shout help, or if in a retirement village just push the button. When assistance arrives just put your order in to the bar steward and tell him to go easy on the water. Cheers JS..
    PS re. #10 That’s why the nazis chose the swaztica because it didn’t matter which way it went up , it was always the right way up, made no difference. JS
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    6th April 1944
    SOUTH AMERICA tanker torpedoed.
    Radio Officer, Bob Cobb, sent out ,SSSS. together with the Ship's Convoy number (44) and the word ,'torpedoed'
    SSSS = Submarine Attack. AAAA = Aircraft attack . QQQQ = Armed Surface Raider. SOS was not used on Convoys in Wartime. Four letters were quicker and easier to transmit.
    D flag (yellow and Blue) Keep clear. I am manoeuvring with difficulty . On my desk whilst I added up the Register totals ; when teaching
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    F, I am disabled communicate with me,
    U, You are standing into danger.
    {terry scouse}

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    Local information center put the flag upside down.
    When I went in and asked if they were in distress it was obvious they did not have a clue about what I was telling them.
    \Bloody shore siders again.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    #14.. Those two haven’t changed Ted to the best of my knowledge.All the single flag hoists had to be committed to memory. Was only on finding an old Castrol Oil tide book 1990 that noticed some flag hoists had been altered , or would still be believing they were the same As of old. Knew however knew A was now have Divers down keep clear of me, but not a few of the others as had never need to use them. JS
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